UPDATE: Wenatchee Children Killed In Fire - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Wenatchee Children Killed In Fire

UPDATE: The federal government is offering a $5,000 reward for information about a fire that killed two young children in a north-central Washington apartment duplex earlier this month.

Wenatchee police have said the Aug. 4 fire was arson and was gang-related.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced the reward Wednesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for setting the fire.

Six-year-old Ricardo Alejandre-Garcia and 4-year-old Mariano Alejandre-Garcia were found dead in the ground floor apartment. Their father suffered burns trying to save them.

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Wenatchee Police Investigators are asking a woman who called with information about the arson that killed two children on August 4th to please call again and speak with them. 

On the evening of August 4th a fire was intentionally set at 620 Palouse Street in Wenatchee.  While officers and firefighters were still at the scene of the fire, a woman called the River Com Dispatch Center at 12:55 AM and indicated she had information about who the suspect was. 

The woman did not leave a name or telephone number for further contact.  Dispatchers were unable to determine what number she called from because she called the Dispatch Center through a non-emergency phone tree line linked to RiverCom through another law enforcement agency. 

Investigators are asking for this woman to please call again and share whatever information she might have about the person(s) responsible for setting this fire that resulted in the death of a 4 and 6 year old boy. 

This tipster, or anyone else with information about this caller or the case in general, can call the River Com Dispatch Center at 509-663-9911 where a tip line has been set up. 

Callers can also call the Wenatchee Valley Crimestoppers Tip Line at 509-888-4280 weekdays between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM if they wish to remain anonymous. 

Callers to this tipline may be eligible for a reward of up to $1000 if the information they give results in the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this crime.

Detective Sergeant John Kruse-Wenatchee Police Department -Tel. 509-888-4251/ Email: jkruse@wenatcheewa.gov

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